OVERKILL Unable To Continue Tour With TESTAMENT, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

February 18, 2013, 2 years ago

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"Due to (vocalist) Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth's ongoing bout with pneumonia, we have regretfully decided to cancel the remainder of our shows on The Dark Roots Of Thrash tour," commented OVERKILL in an official statement.
"Blitz's condition has gotten slightly worse [after Saturday's show in Worcester, Massachusetts] and he needs some time to get back to 100%. We would like to thank TESTAMENT for a great tour and look forward to everyone back on the road soon. After some time for recovery, we'll be back out in the spring for our Scandinavian tour. See you then!" Overkill will not be performing at the following shows: February 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 25 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue 27 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades Overkill are gearing up for their first Scandinavian run in a long time, also including several dates in Finland where the band hasn't really toured in almost 30 years. Commented the band: "Well the wait is over....we are finally coming to Finland to do our first tour in almost 30 years of touring thru Europe and we could not be more psyched! We have done the Tuska Festival twice before and the crowds there were always tremendous. We are really looking forward to the entire Scandinavian tour and will be pulling out a bunch of old tunes as well as the new! See ya on tour!" Dates: April 17 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahoune 18 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia 19 - Joensuu, Finland - Kerubi 20 - Oulu, Finland - Club Teatria 21 - Rytmikojaamo, Finland - Seinajoki 22 - Tallin, Estonia - Tapper 23 - Riga, Latvia - Meina Piektdina 24 - Vilnius, Lithuania - New York 25 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio 29 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky FIngers 30 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee May 1 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen 2 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmoygeddon Festival 3 - Grimstad, Norway - Bluebox

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